On Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Integrated Case Management System of the Supreme Court in the presence of the Chief Justice of India, Jagdish Singh Khehar. The system will help litigants access data and retrieve information online and will be a step towards a paperless Supreme Court. During his speech at the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the importance of technology and urged more people to adopt it as that is the best current option available to effect quick progress in the country. PM Modi underlined the importance of taking this step for every citizen and here we list the 5 reasons why he wants everyone to adopt technology:
1. For a better future
Talking about the future, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said if ‘Indian talent’ adopts the technology, then it will lead to ‘India tomorrow’ i.e. the nation of the future. PM even provided an acronym to follow – “IT + IT = IT. This means ‘Information technology + Indian Talent = India Tomorrow’,” he said.
2. It is the need of the hour
Identifying the current wave, Prime Minister said that it is the need of the hour to focus on the application of science and technology. He said even though India has so much potential, it is failing to utilise it properly and added that change begins when the mind is changed.
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3. Growing artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence is on the rise and is likely to create a lot of potential in the future but to be able to exploit that potential India needs to be ready by adopting technology. “Influence of artificial intelligence is on the rise. Technology has the power to transform our economic potential,” PM said. He added that artificial intelligence will also create a lot of opportunities.
4. There is a need of large-scale adoption
Highlighting that the goal of making India a digitally progressive country cannot be achieved unless everyone adopts the technology, PM said, “Accepting technology can’t happen if only some people are keen on it. The scale has to be larger.”
5. It is cheap and easy
The environment will benefit a lot if people adopt technology and Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about it during his speech while coining a new acronym for E-governance. He said, “E-governance is easy, effective and economical. It is also environment-friendly. Paperless offices will benefit the environment.”
At the event, CJI Jagdish Singh Khehar said he proposes to integrate the system with all the 24 high courts and the subordinate courts as it will help usher transparency, reduce manipulation and help the litigant know about the progress of the case on a real time basis, reported news agency PTI.